William Suys, OPA

William Suys

 

"I believe a successful piece of art – whether it be subjective or abstract, painting or sculpture – creates its own special environment.

You do more than simply view the work, you become personally involved in it. The most successful work can be measured by its ability to compel the viewer into this environment and to touch their emotions in a unique and timeless way. The best work will stay fresh and compelling forever.

The blank canvas gives me absolute freedom to create. I have the same opportunity afforded past artists from Leonardo to Sargent. I plan to take maximum advantage of this opportunity to deliver work that possesses its own artistic heart and soul."

 

Winner, Best in Show - Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Master of Fine Art 2013


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Oil on Canvas           Commissions



Permits Patrol

 

Permit Patrol

 

 

Morning Mist

 

Morning Mist

 

Sarasota Shower

 

Sarasota Sands

 

 

 

 

Evening Calm Siesta Beach

 

Evening Calm Siesta Beach

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Petite Dreamer

 

Petite Dreamer

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Permits

 

Permit Pair

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Eventide Siesta

 

Eventide Siesta

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Impatient Pellies

 

Impatient Pellies

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Siesta Sunset

 

Siesta Sunset - Contemplation
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Siesta Sands

 

Siesta SandsDeer

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Private Pond

 

Private Pond

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The Tour Guide

The Tour Guide

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Siesta Stroll

 

Siesta Stroll

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Abbondanza III


Abbondanza III

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Résumé

Signature member, Oil Painters of America

2016   Award of Excellence - Animal, Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition
2016   PleinAir Magazine Award, Best Sense of Myster, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational
2015   Award of Excellence, Best Wildlike, Oil Painters of America Salon Show
2015   Judge's Choice Award from Steve Doherty, Editor, Plein Air Magazine-Olmsted Plein Air Invitational2015
2013   Winner, Best in Show- Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art
2014   Awards Juror for 2014 Richeson 75 Figure & Portrait competition. $10,000 top prize
2014   "BoldBrush Award" BoldBrush painting competition
2013   "Editor's Choice Award" - American Art Collector Magazine, Salon International 2013
2012   Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
2012   First Place, Jack Richeson "Animals, Birds & Wildlife" Exhibition
2011   Arti et Amicitiae Exhibition, Amsterdam, Holland. In conjunction with the Salmagundi Club, NY
2011   Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
2011   Richeson International Figure/Portrait competition--Dual Finalist Selected for 2012 Western Masters Art Show & Sale
2011   Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art-Legacy Gallery
2010   Winner, Best in Show-Quick Paint, Cedarburg Plein Air Competition       "The Briar Patch"
2010   People's Choice Award, Cedarburg Plein Air Competition "Alfresco at the Anvil"
2010   Honorable Mention-6" x 6" Show, Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2010   Invited artist-Howard/Mandville Small Works show, Seattle, WA
2010   Featured Artist-Door County Plein Air Event
2009   Winner, Best in Show-Wauwatosa Plein Air Affair
2009   Honorary Artist's Chair-Open Canvas Event MIAD

2007    Featured Artist, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 
             Barns & Farms, National Juried show
2006    Award Winner-Juried Exhibition, Artpost Gallery, Grafton, WI
             September, 2006. Featured Artist, Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Door County, WI
             Award-Winner, Cedarburg Plein Aire Art Festival. Cedarburg, WI
2005    Milwaukee Art Museum, featured artist for "Degas Sculpture Show" opening weekend, Milwaukee, WI
             "The Solace of Art" Art Escape Gallery, Thiensville, WI
             "Moonstruck" February 27. Group show, Santa Fe, NM
             "Soul INsight" March 11. Two-person show, Delafield, WI
             Cedarburg Plein Aire Art Festival, Award Winner
             "William A. Suys, Jr." June 11. One-man show at George Williams Campus, Aurora University, Williams Bay, WI
             August 26. Two-person show, Santa Fe, NM
             Christmas show. Featured artist, West Bend, WI
2004    "Abbondanza: The Art of William A. Suys, Jr." one-man show, Santa Fe, NM
             Cedarburg Plein Aire Event, First Award-quick paint
             Group show, Art Escape Gallery
             One-man show, The Frank Allen Gallery (Sept. 2004)
2003    Premiere Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
             "Spirit" Group show, Thiensville, WI
             Salon International 2003, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art.
             Northern National Arts Competition, Nicolet College
             "Pursuit of Passion" One-man show, Art Escape Gallery
             Barns & Farms, National Juried show.
             Culture & Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield Clinic. Selected for Calendar.
             Cedarburg Plein Aire Event, Second Award.
             Cedarburg Art Show – First Award
2002    International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America
             Racine Area Arts Competition – First Award
             Northern National Arts Competition, Nicolet College
             Artist in Residence – St. Richard's School
2001    International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America

Public Collections

Cornell University
SC Johnson & Son
The Prairie School
Jefferson Lighthouse School
Johnson Diversey
Wustum Museum
The Kaiser Corporation
The State of Wisconsin
Tommy Thompson
Rockford College

Teaching

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD)
Wustum Museum
Peninsula Art School
The Art Escape Compound
Artist-in-Residence programs and lectures

Awards

The Portrait Society of America
Northern National Arts Competition
Watercolor Wisconsin
Wustum Museum
Racine Area Arts
Anderson Art Center
Noll Suitcase Fellowship
Selected to International Salon, 2003
International Museum of the Masters of Contemporary Fine Art

Memberships

Signature Member of Oil Painters of America

The Portrait Society of America
American Society of Portrait Artists

League of Milwaukee Artists

Salmagundi Club- New York


Curator

Johnson Diversey Commercial Markets collection. Worked with directors and curators of the major and regional museums, along with galleries and individual artists in each of 50 countries to compile a heartfelt and profound collection of Art. This Family Company has a tradition of artistic excellence, commissioning Frank Lloyd Wright to design their Administration Building, and sponsoring the exhibitions, Art:USA and Objects:USA.
Experimental Aircraft Association Museum (Chapter 318) Trustee, Museum Board of Directors.
Exhibitions chairman, Village of North Bay Trustee, Village Board. Director of Public Works

Education

William was hired as a commercial artist while attending school as an art major/business minor, and completed his degree as a Business major.
University of Wisconsin, Parkside, B.S. Business Management/Art, 1984
Attended: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin, Steven's Point, MATC (commercial & graphic art).
Keller Graduate School of Management (finance).
William received extensive business, communication, and interpersonal training through dozens of internal and external corporate seminars and sources.